Charity funding and investments
RSPCA Assured is a charity and therefore run not for profit.
Our sole purpose is to improve the welfare of farmed animals. As a charity, we spend every penny on trying to achieve that purpose.
How is RSPCA Assured funded?
RSPCA Assured charges hatcheries, farms, hauliers and abattoirs an annual membership fee. This covers the cost of carrying out an assessment and – if they have met the RSPCA standards – certifying them.
We also charge food manufacturers a licence fee to use the RSPCA Assured label.
So, every time you buy something carrying the RSPCA Assured label, you are indirectly helping fund improvements in farm animal welfare.
RSPCA Assured receives no government or public funding.
How does RSPCA Assured invest those funds?
To achieve its purpose of improving the lives of farmed animals, RSPCA Assured invests its funds in a number of ways.